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Meet the Team

Mark Hollinshead

Mark Hollinshead

C.E.O.

Mark is the CEO and founder of Hollicom. Most of Mark’s career to date has been spent working in media. He sat on the board of FTSE 250 company Trinity Mirror Plc  as COO responsible for some of the most famous news brands in the UK. He has also been MD of Mirror Group Newspapers and at 36 was the youngest ever MD of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail. He works on communication strategy development for all Hollicom clients.

Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson

C.F.O.

Steve is the CFO and co-founder of Hollicom. A chartered accountant, Steve worked for PWC Newcastle before moving into industry and senior roles in manufacturing and engineering in North East England. Over his career to date he has participated in a number of corporate deals before growing each of the businesses and completing successful exits. As well as Finance, he is responsible for IT , HR and assisting with strategic development of the business.

 

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Rachel Lindsay

Rachel Lindsay

Client Services Director

Account Director Rachel Lindsay began her career in TV production but a move to London agency Launch is where she found her passion for PR and honed her skills.  Since then Rachel has worked on the media relations for many of the UK’s most recognised brands. She loves hanging out with her bossy toddler. She also loves a glass of dry rosé blush.

Allan Rennie

Allan Rennie

Associate Director

Journalist Allan Rennie is one of the UK’s most experienced media executives, having risen from junior reporter to edit two national newspapers. He also served as editorial director of Trinity Mirror’s national titles (now Reach PLC)  and was managing director of  Scotland’s largest commercial digital publisher.  An accomplished public speaker, Allan blogs on tech disruption and the media and is a regular BBC commentator. He is Honorary Professor of Media Studies at the University of Stirling.

Katie Palmer

Katie Palmer

Senior Account Manager

Katie has almost a decade of experience in communications, starting her career in museums and heritage with National Trust for Scotland, before embarking on seven years in broadcast and digital media at Scotland’s best watched TV channel, STV. She worked as a feature writer and social media producer, before joining STV’s in-house marketing agency, where she successfully led key campaigns, producing on-air promos, cinema trailers, radio and outdoor advertising. She joined Hollicom in early 2020 bringing a passion for storytelling, brand development and pickles (on everything) to the team.

Jordan Agnew

Jordan Agnew

Account Manager

After four years of working as a communications advisor in Westminster, Jordan joined the Hollicom team as an account manager. With a degree in law and extensive experience of working in regulatory environments, Jordan works with our corporate clients to bring their communications to life. Jordan specialises in B2B, corporate communications, public affairs and stakeholder engagement. During lockdown, Jordan can usually be found watching reruns of old football matches, drinking far too much coffee and exploring Glasgow’s Southside.

Luke Traynor

Luke Traynor

Events Manager

Luke heads up our sister company, Classic Run Events and is currently helping to build a portfolio of road running events around Scotland. Luke is also one of the UK’s best distance runners, ranking third on the Scottish all-time lists for both the 10km and Half Marathon. The wealth of experience Luke brings comes from years of competing around the world in running events. He now balances his training with a full time professional life in the events sector.

Jackie Hyndman

Jackie Hyndman

Office Manager

Jackie has worked for the past two years in PR, prior to that her career was in newspapers, latterly as PA to the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief. Throughout lockdown she has discovered many local woodland walks, improved her cooking skills (she thinks!), had the odd blush wine and too much chocolate. Jackie has also spent time working with the local foodbank where she has met many lovely people.